Environmental science lies at the core of LGCS’s academic program. The natural world – and its opportunities for inquiry – provides the centerpiece for the LGCS curriculum. The scientific method teaches students how to set goals, ask questions, observe, test hypotheses, use data, and develop their reasoning skills. Environmental science provides a rich framework for developing literacy in English Language Arts, math, science and social studies.
Experiential education in weekly field trips connects our students to a broad range of community resources at such institutions as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Zoo, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. These weekly excursions provide memorable experiences and rich material to build on back in the classroom.
Physical education plays an important role in our school days, with 40 minutes set aside for PE instruction for each class, every day. Daily physical education develops hand-eye coordination and provides a positive outlet for youthful energy.
Parent volunteers play an important role at LGCS.
The main vehicle for volunteering is the LGCS Parent Association, which organizes the school's book fair, and events for students. Each classroom has at least one class parent who helps arrange for parents to volunteer in the classroom, reading to students, or assisting teachers and aides. Parents with a particular expertise can talk with students about their specialties. They can also serve as chaperones on the weekly field-study trips to educational sites in Brooklyn.